Houghton Mifflin, "Hundred Penny"

This children’s book is about a one-hundred-year-old woman, Aunt Drew, who saved a penny in a box for every year of her life.

Designer Marlisa Clapp chose to depict the parallel histories of the U.S. penny, U.S. history, and a fictional character on a timeline. The top purple bar reveals events in Aunt Drew’s life. The middle white area covers the history of the penny, and the gold area illustrates events in U.S. history. Layered in the timeline to educate and attract a fifth-grade audience are photos of antique pennies and various historical data.